Sort file:- Dover, December, 2021.

Page Updated:- Monday, 20 December, 2021.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Barry Smith and Paul Skelton

Earliest 1859

Royal Oak

Latest 1902

56 (38 in 1871Census) Oxenden Street


Pier District map 1883

Above map 1883.

Pier District map 1906

Above map 1906.

Pier District map 1937

Above map 1937.


Already active in 1859 but ending in 1902 when Newton Chapman surrendered this so that the "King Edward IV" might open in Goschen Road. All sides being equal, the licence went to Dover Corporation that year, who promptly sold it back to the brewer, George Beer and Company, for 1,000.


The census of 1861 shows a Robert T Stanton and family living here, but gives his occupation as "sail maker." he may also have been the licensee here as well as by 1871 he was in charge of the "Crusader."


Please note that John Epps was said to keep one with this sign in Middle Street, Deal in 1826. (Click here.)


Dover Express, Friday 27 May 1892.

Public House Prosecutions.

At the police court on Friday, before J. L. Bradley and M. Pepper, Esqrs., Andrew Hoyster, the landlord of the "Royal Oak" public House, Oxenden Street, was summoned for keeping his premises open during prohibited hours on May 11th for the sale of intoxicating liquors.

Elizabeth Welsh, Amelia Ward, and William Wiltshire, a bombardier in the Royal Artillery, were summoned for being on the premises.

The landlord pleaded not guilty, but each of the other three defendants pleaded guilty.

Mr. V. Knocker prosecuted on behalf of the Watch Committee, and Mr. E. Pain represented the defendant Hoyster.

Police sergeant Harman proved the case.

Hoyster was find 19 s. 6d. including costs, and the other three other defendants 2s. 9d. each.



Last pub licensee had VINEER Thomas John 1859

STANTON Robert Thomas 1861+ Next pub licensee had

BOWLES William 1865 Next pub licensee had

BOWLES James 1871-74 (also mariner age 31 in 1871Census) Post Office Directory 1874

DODD John 1881+ (age 82 in 1881Census)

HICKS James Albert 1882+ Post Office Directory 1882

PATTERSON George 1892 end

OYSTER/HOYSTER Andrew 1892-1902

WINCHESTER Henry William 1895-Jan/1900 Pikes 1895Dover Express

WILSON William Jan/1900+ Dover Express (Drayman of Dover)

MOORE T James 1901 (also brewer age 31 in 1901Census) Post Office Directory 1903Kelly's 1903


Post Office Directory 1874From the Post Office Directory 1874

Post Office Directory 1882From the Post Office Directory 1882

Pikes 1895From Pikes Dover Blue Book 1895

Post Office Directory 1903From the Post Office Directory 1901

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903



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